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Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is fast approaching on January 22nd. While it may be the Year of the Rabbit in 2023, you can explore this list to find your Chinese Zodiac according to your birth year. We've created a list of book recommendations and traits (the good and bad) for all twelve zodiac symbols. You can find your Chinese Zodiac sign with this free tool. After you read our list, keep reading for even more book recommendations. You'll also discover the positive, negative, and emotional traits of your sign!Xin nian kuai le!
Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex digital book - Fable

Spare

By Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

Year of the Rat: For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. ed what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

The Prince of Nowhere by Rochelle Hassan digital book - Fable

The Prince of Nowhere

By Rochelle Hassan

Year of the Ox: This sweeping middle grade fantasy debut by Rochelle Hassan follows Roda and Ignis, who embark on an adventure filled with magic and mystery.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles digital book - Fable

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

Year of the Tiger: Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell.

Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey digital book - Fable

Tools of Engagement

By Tessa Bailey

Year of the Rabbit: A rom-com about two enemies who team up to flip a house because their chemistry will either burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore.

Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen digital book - Fable

Lunar Love

By Lauren Kung Jessen

Year of the Dragon: This sweet, enemies-to-lovers debut rom-com filled with Chinese astrology will undoubtedly prove to be a perfect match with readers of Helen Hoang, Jasmine Guillory, and Helena Hunting.

An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir digital book - Fable

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir

Year of the Snake: In a brutal world inspired by Ancient Rome, a young woman finds herself enrolled within the oppressive government’s military academy, with a deep secret: she’s there as a spy for the Resistance.

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan digital book - Fable

My Oxford Year

By Julia Whelan

Year of the Ram: A determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future.

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland digital book - Fable

House of Hollow

By Krystal Sutherland

Year of the Monkey: A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams digital book - Fable

Seven Days in June

By Tia WilliamsFable Club Pick

Year of the Horse: A hilarious, romantic, and sexy story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon digital book - Fable

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon

Year of the Rooster: A boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Either/Or by Elif Batuman digital book - Fable

Either/Or

By Elif Batuman

Year of the Dog: A hilarious, revelatory, and unforgettable story of one woman's quest for self-knowledge as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood.

The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty digital book - Fable

The Rabbit Hutch

By Tess Gunty

Year of the Boar: A savagely beautiful and bitingly funny snapshot of contemporary America, a gorgeous and provocative tale of loneliness and longing, entrapment and, ultimately, freedom.

More book recommendations based on your Chinese Zodiac sign!

Year of the Rat (鼠 (shǔ)
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020Positive Traits: Forthright, tenacious, systematic, meticulous, eloquent, sociableNegative Traits: Sometimes manipulative, vindictive, selfish, critical Emotional Traits: Not romantic, but can be sensual and lovingWhat Happened to RuthyMaameSpare
Year of the Ox (牛 (niú):
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021The Buried and the BoundThe Human OriginsDefy the Night
Year of the Tiger (虎 (hǔ):
1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022Positive Traits: Dependable, calm, born leader, patient, hardworking, ambitious Negative Traits: Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding Emotional Traits: Oxen make solid, steady, reliable partners. They can be tender and devoted. Never romantic. Pride prejudice and other flavorsa gentleman in moscowThe Poppy War
Year of the Rabbit (兔 (tù):
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023Positive Traits: Gracious, good friend, kind, reserved, cautious, artistic, compassionate, flexibleNegative Traits: Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic Emotional Traits: Rabbits are sensitive, sentimental, emotional, and easily moved to tears. They avoid long-term relationships The Heart PrincipleSecretly YoursThe Davenports
Year of the Dragon (龙 (lóng):
1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024Positive Traits: Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, generous, loyal, fieryNegative Traits: Arrogant, demanding, impetuous, tyrannical, intolerant, dogmatic Emotional Traits: Dragon relationships are never simple. In love life an emotional high is followed by a low. The Inheritence GamesLunar LoveHell Bent
Year of the Snake (蛇 (shé):
1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025Positive Traits: Deep thinker, mystical, shrewd, responsible, strong, purposeful Negative Traits: Can be a loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, cold, self-doubtingEmotional Traits: Snake relationships can be highly complicatedEmber in the AshesCemetary bOYSTomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Year of the Horse (马 (mǎ)
1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026Positive Traits: Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, astute, flexible, open-mindedNegative Traits: Can be fickle, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, and stubborn. Emotional Traits: Horses in love lose all logic and sense of perspective.you reached samSeven Days in JuneOutlander
Year of the Ram / Sheep (羊 (yáng):
1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027Positive Traits: Righteous, gentle, understanding, mothering, compassionate, peacefulNegative Traits: Can be indecisive, over-sensitive, pessimistic, worried, weak-willedEmotional Traits: Home lovers who enjoy family life. my oxford yearLove and Other WordsMy Best Friend-s Exorcism
Year of the Monkey (猴 (hóu):
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028Positive Traits: Inventor, motivator, improviser, intellectual, problem-solver, polite Negative Traits: Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, reckless, snobbish, suspicious Emotional Traits: Charming, amusing, romantic, and passionate. But can cool off very quickly. House of HollowCool. Awkward. BlackPriory of the Orange Tree
Year of the Rooster (鸡 (jī):
1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029Positive Traits: Acute, neat, conservative, alert, zealous, practical, responsible Negative Traits: Can be overly critical and puritanical, abrasive, opinionated, and empty bravado Emotional Traits: Passionate but have a tendency to avoid firm commitment in relationships The Blood TrialsSomeone Else-s Shoesthe curious incident of the dog in the nighttime
Year of the Dog (狗 (gǒu):
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 Positive Traits: Honest, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, dogged, attractive, intelligent.Negative Traits: Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgemental, quarrelsome, and a worrier. Emotional Traits: Do not easily entrust their affections. Relationships are of the greatest importance in this signThe Marriage PortraitEither:OrThe Atlas Six
Year of the Boar (猪 (zhū):
1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031Positive Traits: Gallant, peace-loving, hard-working, trusting, sincere, thoughtfulNegative Traits: Can be naive, over-reliant, fatalistic, materialistic, self-indulgent Emotional Traits: Sensual, self-indulgent creatures addicted to momentary attraction with a tendency to promiscuity. Bliss MontageThe Rabit HutchVladimir

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